Thai Grilled Chicken Wings


Dipping Sauce
6 dried chiles de árbol
⅓ cup fish sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sugar
Wings and Assembly
½ cup oyster sauce
½ cup Thai thin soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated
Special Equipment
A spice mill or a mortar and pestle; twelve 8″ bamboo skewers soaked in water at least 1 hour


1- To prepare dipping sauce, in a spice mill grind chiles to a fine powder. In a medium bowl combine the following ingredients together: chile powder, fish sauce, lime juice, sesame seeds, and sugar. (Sugar will be dissolved). If necessary, you can add more sugar or lime juice.

2- Set your grill at medium-high heat.

3- To prepare marinade, combine the following ingredients together in a large bowl: oyster, soy sauces, sugar, oil and pepper. Add wings to the marinade and toss to coat generously. Let them sit for 20-30 minutes.

4- Thread 2 flat pieces of wings onto each skewer on a diagonal with 1/2” distance between the two.

5- Time to grill. Grill along with drumettes for about 6-8 minutes until lightly charred and cooked through. Remember to flip occasionally during grilling. After grilling is finished, you can serve with dipping sauce. Time to savor!